General Aviation

News and issues concerning general aviation, specifically airplanes and helicopters powered by piston and alternative engines (i.e., non-turbine powered aircraft). Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

AirPooler provides a platform on which pilots can list flights they plan to make and individuals can sign up to occupy a seat on those flights and share expenses. Pilots are not allowed to list flights in an effort to attract passengers. AirPooler handles all the payments and charges an administrative fee, and pilots must also pay part of the expenses for any AirPooler flight.
Aug 6, 2014 - 12:25 AM
The AirPooler ride-sharing system is waiting for FAA input before re-opening its service to passengers who want to share expenses on GA flights.
Jul 31, 2014 - 12:20 PM
The company would offer the Austro E4 to make the aircraft more attractive to markets where 100LL fuel is either absent, scarce or prohibitively expensive.
Jul 31, 2014 - 11:00 AM
German motorglider manufacturer expanding its reach after management change.
Jul 30, 2014 - 7:00 PM
A number of aircraft OEMs have selected Continental Motors diesel engines for jet-A-powered light airplanes.
Jul 29, 2014 - 6:30 PM
The company recently completed its first aircraft–an M20TN Acclaim Type S–since the new investors took control.
Jul 29, 2014 - 5:30 PM
A nonprofit aeronautical and atmospheric science research organization is partnering with a major airframer on a daring glider test project.
Jul 29, 2014 - 3:45 PM
Certification for the company’s small amphibian aircraft is expected next year.
Jul 29, 2014 - 10:15 AM
Amelia Rose recreated and completed the fatal 1937 journey of her famous namesake.
Jul 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM
The new Cessna Turbo Skyhawk JT-A should be FAA certified in 2015 and will retail for $435,000.